1 Corinthians 14:3

“But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But he that prophesieth, speaketh vnto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But one who prophesies speaks to men for edification and exhortation and consolation.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men edification, and exhortation, and consolation.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But the word of the prophet gives men knowledge and comfort and strength.
- Basic English Bible

But he that prophesies speaks to men [in] edification, and encouragement, and consolation.
- Darby Bible

But he that prophesieth, speaketh to men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
- Webster's Bible

But he who prophesies speaks to men words of edification, encouragement and comfort.
- Weymouth Bible

But he who prophesies speaks to men for their edification, exhortation, and consolation.
- World English Bible

For he that prophecieth, spekith to men to edificacioun, and monestyng, and coumfortyng.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he who is prophesying to men doth speak edification, and exhortation, and comfort;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:3


1Co 14:3 He that prophesieth. To prophesy means more than to foretell. It is to declare the will of God under a divine impulse. When Peter spoke on Pentecost, he did the work of a New Testament prophet. In this formative period of the church, before the New Testament was written, it was needful that there be these inspired guides in the churches. Unto men [to] edification. Instruction, and strengthening.

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